Board of Appeals

Meetings

  • First and Third Tuesday of every month
  • Check the Town Calendar for current meeting information
  • Burlington Town Hall
    29 Center Street
    Main Hearing Room
    Burlington, MA 01803

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Agendas and Minutes

Information Regarding Upcoming Applications for Hearings

Please click here for instructions on how to access current applications in the Online Variance Application System (ViewPoint)

Members

The members and alternate members of the Board of Appeals are:

  • Charles Viveiros, Chairman
    1 Cedar Street
    Term: 2026
  •  Mark Burke, Vice Chairman
    1 Arnold Terrace
    Email
    Term: 2023
  • Joe Currier
    1 Crawford St
    Term: 2024
  • John Sullivan
    2 Laurel Lane
    Email
    Term: 2025
  • Jeffrey DiBona, Clerk
    3 Michele Dr.
    Phone: 781-366-0080
    Term: 2022 
  • Jeremy Harrington
    36 Peach Orchard Rd
    Term: 2022 - ALT
  • Ray Blenkhorn
    134 Winn Street
    Term: 2023 - ALT

Overview

The Board of Appeals is an appointed board, with five permanent members and two alternates. This Board was created under Section 9.5.1 of the Town's Zoning Bylaw, pursuant to Chapter 40A of the Massachusetts General Laws (MGL). Its purpose is to hear and decide appeals from an adverse decision of the Building Inspector or any Town Board, to hear and decide petitions for variances, to make determinations in Flood Hazard Districts, and to issue comprehensive permits under MGL Chapter 40B. In order to grant a variance from the strict requirements of the applicable Zoning By-Laws, the Board of Appeals must review the hardships as submitted by the petitioner.

There is no set formula by which the Board can make its decision and each case must be treated individually, must stand on its own merits and is not decided by precedence.

New Online Variance Application System

If you want to submit an Application online, you will need to print out this paper application, and sign it.  Then you can upload the completed application to our Online Variance Application System.  We will reply back to you with in normal business hours with the processing of your Application.

Deadlines for Permit Applications

2 pm on the Following Tuesdays:

  • Meeting September 20th  deadline August 30th
  • Meeting October 4th deadline September 13th
  • Meeting October 18th deadline September 27th
  • Meeting November 1st deadline October 11th
  • Meeting November 15th deadline October 25th
  • Meeting December 6th deadline November 15th
  • Meeting December 20th deadline November 29th

Applications can be reviewed online

Quick Links

Legal Notices

To find the notices check under Woburn Daily Times, the legal notices for Board of Appeals can be located under the Planning and Land Use Category drop down menu or send an email to the Board of Appeals to request a copy of the legal notice.